Adam Shepard

Manager of Development @ MarVista Entertainment
Saturday 5/16 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Christmas Romance, RomCom, Kids Halloween, Kids/Family, Aspirational True Stories -- ALL female-forward!
Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Roadmap Exclusive Interview!

Aside from a well-introduced world/hero, is there anything else you look for in the first 8-15 pages of a script? 

A hint as to the stakes and conflict to come.

If you had to describe a writer’s “voice” in a few words, how would you describe it? 

Your unique take on the material and how it fits into the current cultural zeitgeist.

If you could have been part of any movie or TV show that's been out in the past 2 years, what would it be? 


Pitch Tips

Know your characters, and let your passion for the material shine!

About Your Host

Adam Shepard is currently Manager of Development at MarVista Entertainment, an independent film/TV studio and worldwide distributor. Prior to joining MVE, Adam served as Director of Development & Production at Anima Sola Productions, where he oversaw series like BIG LOVE and GETTING ON as part of the company's overall deal with HBO.


  • Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this program, email!

Specializes in:

  • Drama
  • RomCom
  • Adventure
  • Kids/Family -- NO HARD COMEDY
  • Budgets to $5MM

  • Biopics
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Kids / Children
  • Romance
  • True Stories